The official synopsis for the film reads: "From the Egyptian desert to deep below the polar ice caps, the elite co-ed GI JOE team, based from its headquarters The Pit, deploys the latest in next-gen spy and military equipment to fight crooked arms dealer Destro and the growing threat of the mysterious COBRA organization from plunging the world into chaos." In the original Joe stories, Baroness was COBRA Organization's intelligence officer. Serving as a lieutenant to Cobra Commander, Baroness was a dark femme fatale type. In both the comics and the cartoons, she had a romantic relationship with Destro. I guess now that a fellow countryman has been cast as Destro, Sommers might be looking to include the romantic sub-plot.
Casting news has been the order of the day for most of the updates surrounding the film. But now at least we know that the film has finally started, and, hey, at least we got one early peak. Miller also let it slip that she is heading to LA to start working on the film in the next few weeks -- so hopefully all that training will come in handy. G.I. Joe will hit theaters on August 7th, 2009.
[via Comic 2 Film]